The Department of State, together with the Department of the Treasury, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Department of Labor, issued an Addendum to the 2021 Updated Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory to call attention to the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and the evidence of widespread use of forced labor there.
The Addendum highlights the following:
- Reports from both governmental and non-governmental sources that contain information about the ongoing, widespread, and pervasive risks in supply chains posed by state-sponsored forced labor and other human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
- The urgency for businesses to undertake appropriate human rights due diligence measures as described in the Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China. This guidance is issued pursuant to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
The United States will continue to promote accountability for the PRC’s atrocities and other human rights abuses through a whole-of-government effort and in close coordination with the private sector and our allies and partners.
For the full text, please see Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory.